Homemade Bulk Taco Seasoning {3 Varieties!}

  • Author: Our Best Bites


You’ll always want to keep a batch of this all-natural taco seasoning whipped up in your pantry–you’ll never run out again!



  • 3/4 cup chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons ground cumin
  • 2 tablespoons ground coriander
  • 1/4 cup kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons black pepper (replace with cayenne pepper if you like things spicy)
  • 1 tablespoon oregano
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch


  • Replace paprika with smoked paprika, 1/3 of the chili powder with chipotle chili powder, and add 1 teaspoon brown sugar per 1 pound meat when you add the seasoning mix.


  • Add 1/4 cup True Lime granules.


  1. Whisk together in a large bowl or place ingredients in a jar with a lid and shake vigorously until well combined.
  2. To make seasoned ground beef, heat 1-2 teaspoons olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. When hot, add 1 pound ground beef, 1 chopped onion, and 2 cloves minced garlic. Cook, stirring frequently, until the meat is browned. Add 1/4 cup taco seasoning and 2/3 cup beef broth (or 2/3 cup water + 1/2 heaping teaspoon of beef base like Better than Bouillon) and simmer on low for 5 minutes before serving. If making the sweet and smoky variety, add 1 teaspoon of brown sugar when you add the spice mix.
  3. Spice mix can be stored in an airtight container for about 1 year in your cupboard or in the freezer indefinitely.